- 1 1.1 (en el tiempo) previous la había visto el día anterior I had seen her the previous day o/or the day before en épocas anteriores in earlier times en una vida anterior in a previous life anterior
aalgo prior tosth sucesos anteriores a la revolución events prior to o/or preceding the revolution su presidencia fue muy anterior a la de Anaya he was president a long time before Anaya 1.2 (en un orden) previous, precedinganterior aalgo el capítulo anterior a este the previous chapter, the chapter before (this one), the chapter that precedes this one [formal] pretérito2
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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.